16 – 18 July 2019

These remarkable photographs of the Chin women of Myanmar by Jens Uwe Parkitny document a tradition of facial tattooing in decline.

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Film Screenings at Pātaka

25 May & 6 July 2019

In conjunction with the exhibition From The Shore, showing at Pātaka from 7 April – 21 July, we are screening the following films, courtesy of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision: Tangata Whenua. Tūrangawaewae. A Place to Stand, Ngāti, Pātu!

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Toi club will start back up on week 3 Term 1

Every Tue & Wed in Term 1

Students explore the exhibitions and artworks on show, learn about the artists and have loads of creative fun using different art materials and processes to make their own master piece to take home!
The classes cater for all levels of experience.
Toi club is free but we do appreciate donations, bookings are essential as both classes are limited to 12 students.
For more information about the class or to book your little artist in call the Pātaka Education Team on 04 273 1520.

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Introduction to Photopolymer Printmaking with Prue MacDougall

Sun 26th May 2019- 10am – 4.00pm

Join artist/printmaker Prue MacDougall for a 1 day introductory course into the art of photopolymer printmaking.

Photopolymer plate describes the process of printing from a light sensitive plate that has been exposed to sunlight or an artificial source of UV light. The plate is then developed in tap water. The technique offers a range of possibilities in image making whereby the effects of traditional methods of etching, relief and lithography can be achieved from a single type of plate. It offers fine detail and a wide tonal range using photographic imagery, hand drawn originals and the direct use of found material. The technique is very easy to learn but as this is a day course some experience of printmaking would be an advantage.

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22-26 April 2019

Spend five days (22-26 April 2019) learning how to code games and build your own video game. Sponsored by Te Puni Kōkori and powered by Gamefroot – [Register at gamefroot.com/pataka].

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